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Science and Technology Directory

This directory includes all employees working within the Science and Technology Deputy area. Position titles shown for employees are working titles. Abbreviations for advanced degrees, professional registrations and/or certifications, and other designations are not shown. This directory will be updated periodically by the Science and Technology Deputy Area Webmaster

Office of the Deputy Chief, Science and Technology

 

Office of the Deputy Chief, Science and Technology

USDA, NRCS, Deputy Chief for Science & Technology
14th and Independence Ave, SW
Room 5113-S
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: 202-720-4527
Fax: 202-720-6659
Name Position Phone Room
Deputy Chief
202-720-4528
5113-S
Special Assistant
202-690-5223
6103A-S
Executive Assistant (Acting)
202-720-4527
5113-S

Conservation Engineering Division

USDA, NRCS, Conservation Engineering Division
14th and Independence Ave, SW
Room 4628-S
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: 202-720-2520
Fax: 202-720-0428         
Name Position Phone Room
Director
202-720-2520
4622-S
Makle, Latoya Administrative Assistant   4628-S
Martin, Monique Administrative Assistant 202-690-4002 4628-S
National Agricultural Engineer
202-720-2972
 
Hernandez, Jose
(Eff. 11/23/20)
National Design Engineer
202-870-9105
 
Syed, Atiq National Civil Engineer 202-870-9105  
National Engineering Software Coordinator/
202-690-4002 Ft. Collins, CO
Reck, Bill
National Environmental Engineer
202-720-4485
 
National Hydraulic Engineer
202-720-0772
 
Ruch, Terri
National Energy Engineer
202-720-5709
 
National Geologist
202-720-0115
 
Ramthun, Arthur
National Construction Engineer
 
 
National Water Management Engineer
202-692-5269
 

Geological Services Unit (GSU)

Name Position Phone Room
National Geologist
202-720-0115
 

National Centers (Conservation Engineering Division)

Name Position Phone Location
501-210-8910
Little Rock, AR
817-509-3751
Ft. Worth, TX
402-437-5337
Lincoln, NE

Ecological Sciences Division

USDA, NRCS, Ecological Sciences Division                  
14th and Independence Ave, SW                              
Room 6158-S                                                             
Washington, DC 20250                                              
Phone: 202-720-4716                                                
Fax: 202-720-2646 or 202-720-1814              
Name

Position

Phone

Room
Director
202-692-5307
4620-S
Secretary
202-720-4716
4626B-S
Ricke, Leah 
National Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) Coordinator
202-720-6700
4640A-S

Hilken, Thomas

National Grazing Lands Management Specialist
202-720-5010
0223-S
Margo, Michael National Grazing Lands Coordinator 817-509-3308 Ft. Worth, TX
Haines, Lindsay  National IPM Organics Specialist
202-260-8105 
4612-S
National Plant Materials Specialist
202-720-0536
4940-S
National Biologist
202-690-0856
4648-S
Vacant National Cultural Resources Specialist   4942-S
Vacant National Animal Husbandry Specialist   0219-S
Vacant NAtional NEPA Specialist   0220-S
Surface, Jan
National Water Quality Specialist/Aquatic Ecologist
202-205-7711
4610-S
Vacant
(Dierberger, Betsy, acting)
National Nutrient Management Specialist
202-205-9434
4608-S
Martin, Melissa Science Advisor - East 202-836-2661 Cooper City, FL
Vacant
(Flynn, Danielle, acting)
National Ecologist
Pollinator/Invasive Species Specialist
202-720-4912 4644-S
Outlaw, Jason
National Wetlands and HEL Compliance Specialist
202-720-7838
4634-S
Schoonhoven, Laurie National Forester 202-697-0673 0221-S
Vickers, Shaun Mitigation Banking Program Manager 402-560-1309 Lincoln, NE
Dierberger, Betsy National Agronomist 202-720-3783 4646-S
Stachowiak, Chad Natural Resource Specialist 202-720-0307 4640B-S

Soil Health Division

USDA, NRCS, Soil Health Division                  
14th and Independence Ave, SW                              
Room 6152-S                                                             
Washington, DC 20250   
 
Map of Coverage Areas with POC
       
Name Position Phone Mobile Phone Location
Director
202-205-7712
202-763-9205
Washington, DC
Vacant
National Soil Health Specialist
 
 
 
Miranda-Berneche, Donna Executive Assistant 413-253-4351 413-262-8845 Amherst, MA
Koch, Carl Special Projects Coordinator 202-720-8659 202-680-2388 Washington, DC
Smith, Brandon Northeast Regional Soil Health Team Leader 603-868-9931 x111 603-812-7027 Dover, NH
Vacant Northeast Regional Soil Health Specialist      
Morris, Justin
Northeast Regional Soil Health Specialist
608-662-4422 x236 608-514-4377  Madison, WI
Vacant
Northeast Regional Soil Health Specialist
     
Central Regional Soil Health Team Leader
317-295-5850 317-902-1101
Indianapolis, IN
Boltz, Stan Central Regional Soil Health Specialist 605-350-3250 605-350-3250 Huron, SD
Vacant
Central Regional Soil Health Specialist
     
Thomas, Candy Central Regional Soil Health Specialist 785-823-4553 785-309-6991 Salina, KS
Vacant Southeast Regional Soil Health Team Leader      
Durham, Willie
Southeast Regional Soil Health Specialist
817-509-3289 202-499-0185 Fort Worth, TX
Lowder, Nathan
Southeast Regional Soil Health Specialist
706-546-2272 202-480-4895 Greensboro, NC
Vacant West Regional Soil Health Team Leader      
Vacant
West Regional Soil Health Specialist
     
Kabir, Zahangir West Regional Soil Health Specialist 530-304-5935 202-480-4938 Davis, CA
Winger, Marlon
West Regional Soil Health Specialist
307-258-4610 307-258-4610 Casper, WY

 


National Technology Support Centers

Name Position Phone Location
Director, East NTSC
336-370-3352
Greensboro, NC
Director, West NTSC
503-273-2402
Portland, OR
Director, Central NTSC
817-509-3570
Fort Worth, TX